frieze magazine

Issue 131

May 2010

The May issue of frieze gives you lots of reasons to be cheerful! From the São Paulo Biennial, to Paul Thek at the Whitney Museum, New York, to the return of the musical Hair at the Gielgud Theatre, 29 artists, writers and curators tell us what they are looking forward to in the next six months.

In her ‘State of the Art’ editorial, associate editor Christy Lange asks whether photography is the medium that has undergone the biggest transformation in the first decade of the 21st century.

Also in issue 131, Nairy Baghramian talks to Jörg Heiser about Minimalism, artistic collaborations and her upcoming show with Phyllida Barlow at the Serpentine Gallery, London; Dominic Eichler explores the sexual politics at work in Tariq Alvi‘s collages and sculptures; and sculptor Vincent Fecteau discusses his new papier-mâché works, experimental filmmaking and haute couture with Bruce Hainley.

What a ten-year-old issue of frieze reveals about the rapidly transforming role of photography in both art and popular culture

By Christy Lange

Notes on two major retrospectives, of Andy Warhol and Hélio Oiticica, in São Paulo

By Robert Storr

Being an artist in Africa means constantly dealing with officialdom, ennui and endless waiting

By Sean O'Toole

Snow White, architecture and intolerance

By Jennifer Allen
Italo Calvino at his home in Paris (1984)

What art writing can learn from the lessons of literature

By Vivian Sky Rehberg
A photograph of the filming of the Nuremberg trials by US Army Signal Corps cameramen in the Palace of Justice, Nuremberg (1945)

The restoration of a documentary about the Nuremberg Trials – 63 years after it was filmed

By Pádraig Belton
Andrei Tarkovsky, Solaris (1972)

In an ongoing series, frieze asks artists and filmmakers to list the movies that have influenced their practice

Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 2010)

By Quinn Latimer, Owen Hatherley and Jerome Boyd-Maunsell

Recent releases demonstrate that dubstep is finally lightening up

By Mike Powell

Anne Collier’s photographs of images and objects focus on the stylized vehicles of expectation and desire

By Dan Fox

An international selection of artists, writers and curators tell frieze what they’re looking forward to in the near future

From photorealist painting to elaborate installations, the work of Rudolf Stingel is characterized by a restless approach to media and styles

By Kirsty Bell